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Rakesh Bhandari

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Serving as Acting Director for the Department Review in 2022. Research Interests:  Heterodox political economy, Theories of the Self and the Posthuman in the Age of AI and Biotechnology, History and Theory of Racism, Critical Theory, and Classical social and political theory.  Rakesh’s diverse interests come out of graduate studies in Political Theory at Harvard where he began his graduate work, Comparative Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley where he wrote his dissertation, and the History of Science at Princeton University where he studied the history of Social Darwinism. He has […]

Dylan Riley

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Dylan Riley is Professor of Sociology and the author of The Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe: Italy, Spain, and Romania 1870-1945 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010, re-issued by Verso 2019), Antecedents of Censuses from Medieval to Nation States: Volume 1 of How Societies and States Count, and Changes in Censuses from Imperialist to Welfare States: Volume 2 of How Societies and States Count (both with Palgrave 2016). He has published articles in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Catalyst, Comparative Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, Comparative Studies in Society […]